HORSE POWER - at this year's L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate A number of international punters and local celebrities flew out especially to join in the success of the inaugural L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival, which saw South Africa’s top thoroughbreds come together as champions at Kenilworth Racecourse on...

VISITOR ATTENDANCE RECORD Once again, the visitor attendance for December – the museum’s busiest season – surpassed the previous year’s number. Open throughout the month except for Christmas Day, a total of 11 760 visitors, including many overseas tourists, passed through FMM’s display halls during December...

A new specialised vehicle storage and detailing facility has just opened in Cape Town. Carvault is situated at 1 Copperfield Road, Salt River and caters formlong- and short-term storage for all types and ages of vehicles, including motorcycles. All vehicles booked in for storage will undergo...

Cars, bikes and now planes. With my overseas trip fast coming to an end there was one more piston-driven fetish I had to fulfil – war planes. WWII fighter planes to be exact. With my trip host and travelling encyclopaedia of British history Chris Routledge,...

At the L’Ormarins year-end function held on November 25, two of FMM’s staff received long-service awards. The beautiful flower decorations that adorn the museum’s premises is just one of the tasks proudly carried out by Susan Bok, who has worked on the L’Ormarins estate in...

Well, almost. FMM has pulled off a major coup by becoming involved with the local importers of Maserati in the Maserati Cape Town Race Week from 15-20 December and the Cape2Rio 2017 yacht race (first start 26 December 26, main start 1 January). Four of...

South African motor sport legend Sarel van der Merwe recently visited FMM along with fellow racers Etienne van der Linde and Johan Fourie for filming with Doreen Morris for an Afrikaans TV programme Driekuns. The trio were interviewed about their careers, and the show will...

An alphabetical series of short driving impressions of some of the museum’s car collection. This month we pilot an early example of one of the pioneering British makes, Wolseley. The history of Wolseley goes back to 1887, when Dublin-born Frederick York Wolseley established the Wolseley Sheep-Shearing...